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Civil Nursing Reserve Allowances (Income Tax)

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 13 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether, in order to make the payments to members of the Civil Nursing Reserve equal to all the personnel, he will arrange for the payment of allowances in lieu of board and lodging to be paid tax free, or direct from his Department to the billets?

Questions relating to the payment of Income Tax are primarily for my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer. I understand that he is not prepared to take steps to exempt from Income Tax cash payments made in lieu of board and lodging either for nurses or for other classes of the civilian population. I am afraid that it would not be practicable to make any alteration in the present arrangements for making such allowances.